First off these are not my pictures, I jacked them from some article I was reading several years ago, so the idea would not be lost in the rest of the clutter in my head I would credit the pics but no clue who deserves the credit So recently obtained the bulk container that is tall enough to work for this project and I am going to retire the old Cabin Voglezang box stove and replace it with a much more efficient woodstove and I have a fair amount of copper tubing. So this should be a pretty straight forward easy project to put together. WHY??? I get dirty and muddy A LOT and MRS T5R Yells at me A LOT making my way to the inside shower Hosing off at the hydrant has been the order of the day forever and well it can be either a scalding or freezing experience depending on the time of year. And even with a good hose off enough mud and sand remain on person that comes off in the shower and eventually plugs the S up and makes one more thing for me to maintain. Can also kill two birds with one stone with this project, I have room in my outhouse to put the box stove in it, thus heating it over the winter. I strongly dislike dropping deuces and taking a leaks inside my home. Most animals don't doing potty business in their dens anyway its a personal fetish. Just put the shower stall beside the outhouse and heat the water with the wood stove inside the outhouse. Currently the outhouse has a 6 gallon electric water heater and I just use a old honeywell electric space heater when its cold. The outhouse is not a old school stink shack. It is a 8x8x8H tin sided and roofed and insulated structure that sits on top of a concrete box with a straight drop hole with a modern flushing toilet and bum gun over the hole and a 4" overflow pipe that takes the honey to the aerated septic tank. And yes has a sink and mirror as well.... Its a bathroom like any other, minus a shower, just not in my house You say outhouse and folks instantly conjure a stinking little shack over a hole in the ground or one those nasty ass port a potties. When I saw this I thought at the time it would be a nice addition to the outhouse and would get rid of the need for the water heater and space heater. And I would get yelled at a whole lot less for walking dirty through the Cabin to the shower! Now that I have all of the parts for it, I just need to find the time to put it all together with all of the other projects going on here this year. Another little way to spend less money as well. I have already effectively retired and my income is about 1/3rd of what it was between what I still sell and my allowance from saved and invested money. MRS T5R is going to retire at the end of December and between her pension and investment income. So our income without dipping into principle is considerably lower now and will be even less January 1st. So we are looking at every angle to spend less but maintain the same comforts and needs. This inflation is going to make that less than ideal. The muddy waters these days in my crystal ball tells me that we are going to hit a HARD Recession in the very near future that has a very real chance of going full depression that will make the 1930s look like a cake walk. And as a bonus I don't see the inflation subsiding with the a recession/depression but rather slowing down a little but still going up in a strong way. For the first time in my lifetime there is actually a very real chance of a complete economic melt down not only Nationally but globally. Way too many bubbles that have been artificially created over the last two years and it is looking like they are all going to start popping Soon and one right after another causing a cascade failure in the economy, in the supply chain that is already screwed, and the potential for the most basic things being in very short supply with very high demand........ In other words the reality of the situation is going to catch up with smoke and mirror illusions. So we are doing everything we possibly can to liquidate a good % of investments into things of real tangible value, fortunately most of that was done prior to the stock market taking a nose dive. I operate on the Bacon/Steak/Land/Bullet standard and right now $1 won't buy you very much Bacon! I fully intend to be the guy with a lot of bacon in the freezer and on the hoof I kind of at this point am regretting leaving 20% of my money invested in markets.... It is taking a real beating! I play enough in the markets to know what is happening right now and why. The markets are adjusting for what they are predicting to come in the next 6 month to a year. Oil and Energy Execs are being unusually open about the future of energy and oil and flat out saying the prices will not be coming down soon if they ever do. A couple of our local gas station chains have reprogrammed their pumps to move the price per gallon up to $10 per gallon, does that mean gas is going to $10 per gallon? Nope. But it is a indicator that they are preparing for it to go there. Solar system is the big one for this year my mish mash of little independent systems just ain't cutting it. Still good for providing basic electric to individual barns that only require lighting and well pumping but fall Wayyyyyyyyyy short of replacing the grid electric for the main areas and housing. I have already got rid of some of the big power hogs like the walk in freezer and fridges and switched the plug in welder to a generator welder. Dropping those things alone dropped the average Electric bill from $1800 per month down to $780 and the Monthly KW usage down to 6,035. In process of changing all of the electric heating and cooling to Heat pumps, all of the lighting to LED and the cooking ranges and hot water heaters from electric to propane. That should considerably reduce the KW usage even further. My Original solar plan was for continuing to power the power hogs. Then it dawned on me "HEY DUMB ASS YOU ARE RETIRING AND JUST DO NOT NEED A 1900cuft walk in freezer and a pair of 600cuft walk in fridges!!!!" Made sense when I had large numbers of hanging sides of beef and hog, and kept 20000 pounds of processed boxed meat at all times. I have everything I am going to keep running with in 6 very energy efficient 35cuft chest freezers and 4 24cuft refrigerators. So selling that one big aluminum skinned monster freezer and pair of big box fridges was a very good choice to make. Kind of sad watching them get winched up on the tilt deck trailers and leave, but not missing the electric bills they used to make So anyway going a bit overkill probably on killing anything that uses electric that can be converted to propane, wood fired or solar. I probably chose the worst time possible to retire and work for myself instead of producing and selling to everyone else. I had not really intended to retire until after the 2022 show and market season. Then I started looking at the 20% I buy in that I can't produce and it is totally hit and miss as to whether I will get it if I order it, and how much it going to cost me to get it! Then the fuel prices, the trucks that pull the trailers are not great on fuel but not horrible when the cost goes from $70 to pulling out and returning to $150+ that is a game killer. My primary customer base for the food trailers are the average middle class blue collar folks that are debating on whether to pay gas to get to work, pay utilities or buy groceries. My prices before all of this inflation were more than fair and I did a very good business. That all changed and changed fast, I would have to double my prices to earn less than I earned a year ago....... and if I continued to do the small town set ups I would be running at a loss. I would also have to keep raising my prices because well the inflation and fuel just keeps going up.,, pushing my customer base farther away with every price increase. Guess I should have catered to the leftist foodie freaks that doing their spending with trust funds and our tax dollars, they seem to be flush with cash LOL to late for that now, pretty sure I have pissed every one of them off in a 100 mile radius LOL probably was not in my best interest to say things like "I am sorry but I notice you are Bernie supporter, please go someplace else because you are to stupid to be my customer." Ahh well no regrets at all in that! Besides their self cleansing body stench was not very appealing to the valued customers in line.